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Climb4Cancer fundraising achievements reach new heights

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A group representing the Irish accident repair industry and their motor trade partners took on the gruelling Climb4Cancer four peaks challenge to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society last month. Climbing the highest mountains in each of Ireland’s four provinces over three days the Climb4cancer organisers describe the event as an outstanding success on every level.

Resilient Frank brings his team up the mountains for Climb4Cancer challenge

This weekend will see local business man and Ultra Marathon runner Frank Byrnes of Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs Ltd Galway with the help of Peter Daly of AkzoNobel Car Refinishing Ireland Ltd organise and coordinate 31walkers to take on a challenge of a life time.

O’Beirn’s Pharmacy, Henry Street

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Our photograph today is of the Galway Committee of the Pharmaceutical Union who organised a national conference of their peers here in the early 1960’s. They are, back row; Paul Hayes, Lydon’s Pharmacy; Gussie Hayes, Portumna; Tommy Farmer a medical rep and also a qualified pharmacist who lived and worked out of Devon Park. In front are Eibhlín Ó Beirn, Ó Beirn’s Pharmacy, Henry Street; Mary Breen; Mary Barry who worked in Merlin Park; Judy Walsh, Spiddal; Síle Ó Beirn, Henry Street; Laura Cunniffe, William Street and Salthill.

Newtownsmith c1870

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Newtownsmith was an important development outside the town wall on the northern side of the city in the late 18th and early 19th century. The project was undertaken by the governors of the Erasmus Smith Estate. In this suburb, the county courthouse was erected between 1812 and 1815, and a little later in 1824 the town courthouse was built. In 1823, it was objected to because there were several suitable sites for a new courthouse ‘immediately in the town’ and that it was ‘quite idle’ to lay foundations in Newtownsmith, or in any part of the suburb. Galway’s second bridge was completed in 1819 and it connected the courthouses with the new county and town gaols on Nuns Island which had been completed in 1810.

Jezebel’s sexy, comic permutations

FIFTEEN PER cent of Irish people have had a threesome - that is according to Rough Magic’s new play Jezebel, which comes to the Town Hall Theatre on Monday February 17.

Councillors want historical Lynch’s Castle for a municipal arts centre

The lack of a municipal art gallery, with proper facilities to house highly valuable art work such as the Daly Collection, which controversially was handed back to the owners, has been described this week as a major infrastructural deficit that must be addressed, with councillors calling on premises such as the historic Lynch’s Castle to be given back to the people of Galway for such a use.

At last - an art gallery for Galway?

Google, that now indispensible servant for the curious seeker of information, reveals – among a myriad of other facts – that Galway is the fourth most populous city in the Republic, and the sixth most populous on the island of Ireland. From Wikipedia we learn that Galway “is known as Ireland's Cultural Heart and is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals, celebrations and events”, including, of course, the internationally renowned Galway Arts Festival.

Loss of city art collection condemned as ‘embarrassing and deplorable’

Galway’s reputation as Ireland’s ‘culture capital’ has been called into serious question with the city relinquishing a major collection of Irish artworks, with controversy erupting over both the rationale for and handling of the decision.

Woodquay in 1850

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Last week we showed you a reproduction of a painting of Woodquay which was painted by an English artist, William JC Bond, in 1850. Today, we show you two details from that painting, each one showing a side of Woodquay.

A relic of old world charm

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Our image today is of an original drawing done in 1958 by Belfast artist Raymond Piper (now deceased) of the beautiful staircase in the Great Southern Hotel. When one entered the hotel, the reception desk was to the left, there was a small corridor leading to the dining room on the left, and another leading to the bar on the right. Just past these was a comfortable lounge area, and at the end of this was this magnificent staircase leading to reception rooms upstairs, and directly to the station platform.

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